Should the state of California revoke the Boy Scouts of America's tax-exempt status?
A state Senate committee recommended Wednesday that such status be revoked from nonprofit groups -- including the Boy Scouts of America -- that do not allow gays and transsexuals to become members.
The Senate Governance and Finance Committee voted 5 to 2 along party lines, with Republicans in opposition, to approve the measure by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens).
"The Boy Scouts provide a critical service for our youth," Lara told the committee. "But all we’re saying is that everybody should have the opportunity to participate in such a great organization."